After working as an assistant to director Ramana in all these films, Rajasegar has planned to take the plunge into direction. But he was unable to find a hero for his script. His guru was determined to help him and now he plays the lead role in the film, which is titled Gudhirai!
The film does not have a natural storyline but is more like a character analysis. "It looks at the lead character - Surya - from three different angles," quips the debutant director, "We have shot a 3 minute15 seconds scene that involved the hero showcasing various emotions in a single take!"
"He was assisting me when I did my commercial films," says Ramana, "But I never knew that he had such a different attitude towards film making."
How was it to be directed by an assistant? "There were some scenes when I wanted to suggest a few things but I constantly reminded myself that I was only acting in this film," he replied.
Most of the shoot for the film is over and all that's left is a song that will be shot in Rajasthan soon. The rest of the cast includes Prakashraj, Vineeth, Ilavarasu and Lalitha.
Ramana is a popular director who has churned out action packed films like Thirumalai, Sullan and Aadhi.